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Year's 6th Seven-Figure Sale Takes Top Spot on This Week's Domain Sales Chart 

The domain aftermarket rang up another seven-figure sale this week as Moniker/SnapNames closed a $1,058,830 transaction for Zip.com after auctioning the name off at the DOMAINfest Europe conference earlier this month in Prague. That ranks as the 5th highest sale reported so far in 2010 and is the year's 6th sale to crack the million dollar mark.

It is likely we will be charting another blockbuster, a half-million dollar sale, soon. Sedo broker Ryan Colby just handled a $500,000 sale of Logo.com. The transfer had not yet been completed at press time, but once that is done this sale will be official and added to our charts.

This week's seven-figure headliner was accompanied by a pair of six-figure sales. #2 Schoenen.nl ("shoes" in Dutch) went for $165,600 in a private transaction and an IDN, #3 日本.com (IDN)
("Japan" in Japanese) changed hands for $100,000 in another private deal (that domain was sold by Moshe Schneider). 

By Ron Jackson

The buyer of Schoenen.nl, Four People B.V., also bought #8 Spijkerbroeken .nl ("jeans" in Dutch) for $27,600. Looks like they are out to corner apparel terms in the Netherlands' .nl ccTLD. Last spring they bought Laarzen.nl ("boots" in Dutch) for $46,125

Those .nl sales helped the country codes post another outstanding week, piling up 7 of the 20 entries on our new weekly all extension leader board. Three of the five biggest sales were ccTLDs including #4 Rugs.co.uk at $94,800 and #5 Mozy.de at $69,000. Sedo rang up both of those sales. 

The non .com gTLDs had just one representative on the Big Board - #15 JobHunt.org, sold at NameJet for $18,800. That was one of four NameJet sales on the elite list, but Sedo was the venue that dominated the Top 20, claiming 11 places on the chart. 

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 24:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Oct. 18, 2010 - Sun. Oct. 24, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 27, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Zip.com $1,058,830 Moniker/SnapNames/
DOMAINfest Europe
2. Schoenen.nl
("shoes" in Dutch)
€120,000 = $165,600 Pvt Sale
3. 日本.com (IDN)
("Japan" in Japanese)
$100,000 Pvt Sale
4. Rugs.co.uk £60,000 = $94,800 Sedo
5. Mozy.de €50,000 = $69,000

Sedo

6. DailyScience.com $38,000 Sedo
7. Animetake.com $37,225 Moniker/SnapNames
8. Spijkerbroeken .nl
("jeans" in Dutch)
€20,000 = $27,600 Pvt Sale
9. PCGame.com $24,703 NameJet
10. Tetrax.com $24,650 Sedo

 

11. OVH.ru €16,500 = $22,770 Sedo
12. Karat.com $22,132 NameJet
13. Zum.com €15,500 = $21,390 Sedo
14. Upzz.com €15,000 = $20,700 Sedo
15. JobHunt.org $18,800 NameJet
16. ScratchCards.co.uk £11,500 = $18,170 Sedo
17. Weiterbildungen.de €13,000 = $17,940 Sedo
18. ChiTown.com $17,601 Sedo
19. MSEE.com $16,500 Sedo
20. ModelingAgencies.com $16,300 NameJet

 

Keep in mind that these are the highest value sales that have been reported to us in the past week. This column is meant to be an educational tool, not a complete list documenting ALL high value domain sales. Such a list is impossible to produce because many sales are kept private at the insistence of buyers, sellers or both. Our procedure for verifying the accuracy of domain sales reports is available here.

For the many newcomers entering the domain industry we also want to point out that the reasons why a domain name sells for a certain price can be varied and are not always clear to those who are unfamiliar with the domain market. If you do not understand why specific domain names command the prices they do, you are likely to make unwise domain registrations or purchases. We highly recommend that you do some basic research before you buy anything! As a starting point we have built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 15 more five-figure sales off the chart including NameJet's $14,600 sale of  DigitalTrust.com and SolarElectric.com at $13,102

Back at Sedo, Grammar.net grossed $15,500 while HealthInsuranceCompanies.com and PlayWithMe.com went for $15,000 each. Nets.se notched $13,786 while Magaluf.co.uk kicked in $12,640 and FantasyFaceoff.com fetched $12,500. The Sedo hit parade continued with Esigndocs.com ($12,000), Bookmakers.org ($11,250) and MyGuestList.com ($11,000). Two others; CashInClub.com and YUUP.com yielded $10,000 apiece. 

Elsewhere, the AfternicDLS drew $15,000 for Converse.net and Moniker/SnapNames found $10,200 waiting for FishFinders.com

.Com Supporting Cast

NameJet led the .com supporting cast with SolarElectricPanels.com at $9,660. Netzwerk.com connected for $7,800, PHDs.com earned $6,200 and MoonWalk.com strolled to a $6,000 payday. MDSPS.com dispensed $5,914, HammerDriil.com dug up $5,400 and 5818.com counted out $5,316

ValleyBank.com accepted a $5,199 deposit and four others; AhliBank.com, CarInsurers.com, PanPizza.com and w0w.com went for $5,099 each. 

NameJet had 35 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,900 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet Sales Between $2,000 - $4,900
beautybuzz.com $4,900   quickmed.com $2,500
commercialcollections.com $3,800 socialoptimization.com $2,500
gardeningdirect.com $3,600 cmet.com $2,458
kiddieland.com $3,587 planlife.com $2,450
treasured.com $3,309 dentalresource.com $2,400
solarelectricpanel.com $3,100 w3w.com $2,350
suppliesonline.com $3,100 residentialsolar.com $2,322
flyingdutchman.com $2,850 anaphylaxis.com $2,260
yundun.com $2,800 bizopp.com $2,200
populardiets.com $2,766 moviemob.com $2,200
weightlosssystems.com $2,734 ophthalmic.com $2,156
noram.com $2,600 farex.com $2,107
skinnyblonde.com $2,600 receptacle.com $2,100
benefitone.com $2,548 businesstoday-eg.com $2,050
americansportswire.com $2,500 kansaslawyers.com $2,010
globalevent.com $2,500 patentforms.com $2,000
instrust.com $2,500 theintrinsicsolution.com $2,000
modelagencies.com $2,500  

At Sedo Swalk.com and DataSift.com sorted out $9,480 each, IMUK.com corralled $8,500 and FantasyNews.com reported $8,299. UDesign.com captured $7,590, SSEO.com clicked for $7,500 and GunCam.com hit a $7,000 bulls eye. 

Sinfonia.com and Host-Point.com posted $6,900 each, Darss.com downloaded $6,210 and PrivateTutoring.com tacked on $6,200. CollegeBand.com drummed up $5,526, GoGoChina.com went went for $5,520 and Blind-Dating.com spotted $5,519

Sedo had 56 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,500 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $6,000
bfab.com $5,500   waste360.com $3,000
thepopularvote.com $5,500 marginal.com $2,967
mashed.com $5,200 brev.com $2,829
mylook.com $5,134 newyork-hotels.com $2,828
peluche.com $5,106 ibs-group.com $2,799
greenq.com $5,000 contesi.com $2,760
researchsquare.com $5,000 mymatchmaker.com $2,760
oets.com $4,533 schweinegrippe.com $2,760
komposter.com $4,402 drycrete.com $2,750
huntingcourse.com $4,250 knowledgepath.com $2,605
dicom.com $4,000 kissbook.com $2,599
lifeone.com $4,000 redspeed.com $2,550
natonal.com $4,000 impendulo.com $2,500
rccity.com $4,000 riskintel.com $2,500
eyesearch.com $3,900 royalcourt.com $2,500
blogdiscover.com $3,856 ilcon.com $2,484
kreditvergleiche.com $3,726 taif.com $2,346
dollarwireless.com $3,500 zonared.com $2,208
mobilesubscriptions.com $3,500 ncorps.com $2,200
flygbuss.com $3,450 deshikotha.com $2,193
tntsat.com $3,450 sedie.com $2,188
trimshop.com $3,299 netfiles.com $2,150
hotelesparis.com $3,160 cybergreen.com $2,000
iloveshirt.com $3,105 fronte.com $2,000
esdn.com $3,000 hdrstock.com $2,000
forgethotels.com $3,000 kayakreviews.com $2,000
madebuy.com $3,000 nanoceutical.com $2,000
planetdairy.com $3,000 skydesktop.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS Leaky.com located $9,000, Ilanlari.com landed $7,588 and AdHaven.com hauled in $7,000. SportsFranchise.com spawned $6,488, Chordate.com commanded $5,500 and two others; CrestFinancial.com and YouthTennis.com netted $5,000 apiece. 

AuditingJobs.com paid $4,600, ChangeFace.com chalked up $4,488, FootballPros.com produced $4,188 and Smithcom.com collared $4,088.  The AfternicDLS reported 56 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
masterfit.com $4,000   batarya.com $2,500
mexicoonline.com $4,000 commodityauction.com $2,500
ebiro.com $3,688 hotelhotspots.com $2,500
positivefinance.com $3,688 idocument.com $2,500
bloggerjobs.com $3,600 labud.com $2,500
rsecorp.com $3,588 ndrs.com $2,500
celebrityroast.com $3,388 losepoundsnow.com $2,488
dailygourmet.com $3,300 servicereport.com $2,488
whotovotefor.com $3,230 lightshare.com $2,300
beercollege.com $3,188 cyberenergy.com $2,250
musicalfreedom.com $3,188 campusquarters.com $2,240
spurranch.com $3,188 seniorselect.com $2,200
askmedical.com $3,142 homeownersassoc.com $2,188
twelvemoons.com $3,058 lovelyplace.com $2,188
kland.com $3,000 pilatestudio.com $2,188
raincatcher.com $3,000 wholesaleweb.com $2,100
geofit.com $2,888 buydancewear.com $2,088
proportraits.com $2,888 healingvibrations.com $2,088
premiumassistance.com $2,743 miracleshoes.com $2,088
corkedwine.com $2,688 mypowerhouse.com $2,088
massagebook.com $2,630 theultimatelife.com $2,088
datepoint.com $2,600 wealthbuildingsystems.com $2,088
ccgusa.com $2,588 raia.com $2,069
phonk.com $2,588 africacommerce.com $2,000
christianleft.com $2,509 biotechservices.com $2,000
homelandfunding.com $2,509 icespot.com $2,000
alertpal.com $2,500 pcrenew.com $2,000
allthingskids.com $2,500 vacationsandholidays.com $2,000

Through their expanded promotion platform, the Afternic DLS moved five more domains via Sedo; Referencements.com ($5,128), CollegeProfessor.com ($3,000), MarketCheck.com ($2,600), ISIWeb.com ($2,200) and InternetFlatRate.com ($2,088)

YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell MarketBet.com ($8,530), CheapDedicatedServer.com ($5,425), DineSafe.com ($4,142) and AffordableContracting.com ($2,300). They also sold Blirt.com ($2,800) and Emoter.com ($2,177) on their own. 

Elsewhere, Optimo.com sold CelebrationBrands.com for $8,000 and MediaOptions.com mined $7,000 with CFJ.com. Moniker/SnapNames rang up five more sales; HomeHub.com ($3,125), TheManCave.com ($3,063), CatholicRomance.com ($2,950), Tireack.com ($2,161) and Vacationing.com ($2,600).  

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The country codes enjoyed a sensational week with a six-figure blockbuster (Schoenen.nl at $165,600) that ranks as the year to date's 7th biggest ccTLD sale, along with eight five-figure sales.  

Those nine high end sales were all listed on the all extension leader board you saw above. The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet ranks #10 on our Country Code Top 20 Chart. That is GreatContent.co.uk, a domain that generated $9,283 at Sedo. 

Sedo piled up 19 of the 22 entries overall (the two extra positions resulted from a three-way tie for the final opening). Two Sedo chart entries that tied for #17 gave America's .US extension a pair of $5,000 sales; Ditto.us and SolarPanels.us.

Here is how the ccTLD Top 20 stacked up for the week ending Oct. 24:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Oct. 18, 2010 - Sun. Oct. 24, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 27, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Schoenen.nl
("shoes" in Dutch)
€120,000 = $165,600 Pvt Sale
2. Rugs.co.uk £60,000 = $94,800 Sedo
3. Mozy.de €50,000 = $69,000 Sedo
4. Spijkerbroeken .nl
("jeans" in Dutch)
€20,000 = $27,600 Pvt Sale
5. OVH.ru €16,500 = $22,770 Sedo
6. ScratchCards.co.uk £11,500 = $18,170 Sedo
7. Weiterbildungen.de €13,000 = $17,940 Sedo
8. Nets.se €9,990 = $13,786 Sedo
9. Magaluf.co.uk £8,000 = $12,640 Sedo
10. GreatContent.co.uk £5,875 = $9,283 Sedo

11.
tie
AirTickets.it €5,000 = $6,900 Sedo
11.
tie
Replay.fr €5,000 = $6,900 Sedo
13.
tie
Beileid.de €4,000 = $5,520 Sedo
13.
tie
Bilhetes.pt €4,000 = $5,520 Sedo
13.
tie
Dublin.es €4,000 = $5,520 Sedo
13.
tie
Juegosdemotos.es €4,000 = $5,520 Sedo
17.
tie
Ditto.us $5,000 Sedo
17.
tie
SolarPanels.us $5,000 Sedo
19. SocialNetworking.com.au $4,962 Drop.com.au
20.
tie
AirTickets.fr €3,500 = $4,830 Sedo
20.
tie
Flashlights.de €3,500 = $4,830 Sedo
20.
tie
MyShoes.eu €3,500 = $4,830 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure country codes sales just off the chart, led by Sedo's sales of FTTC.co.uk, and Jazzed.co.uk for $4,740 apiece.

Sedo had 59 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $4,000
d.ai $4,000   pos.tv $1,580
accidentcompensation.co.uk $3,808 testosterone.co $1,518
cyclesupermarket.co.uk $3,792 webspacr.de $1,518
digitaleseiten.de $3,588 accountemps.co.in $1,500
salonservice.de $3,588 jasper.in $1,499
biometric.de $3,450 relationships.me $1,400
travel-club.ch $3,450 blinddating.fr $1,380
xx.cx $3,450 itaste.it $1,380
geovision.es $3,257 kreativshop.de $1,380
dbsbank.in $3,000 naturalcare.de $1,380
jml.be $2,760 sofortbank.de $1,380
reitstiefel.eu $2,760 wholelifeinsurance.org.uk $1,380
songbird.de $2,760 linse.eu $1,379
waterjobs.eu $2,760 alljobs.co.uk $1,264
onlinecasinobonus.co.uk $2,300 warrantyshop.co.uk $1,264
freemium.de $2,070 treatmentcenters.co.uk $1,247
vogl.eu $2,070 baugrund.eu $1,242
travelking.co.uk $1,894 lattenroste.eu $1,242
atrapalo.de $1,794 naturcamping.de $1,242
nestor.de $1,794 primasol.de $1,242
alternativa.eu $1,780 cravat.co.uk $1,185
morsch.nl $1,725 kritiken.de $1,173
aurum.ch $1,656 dsl-alice.de $1,132
ex-partner-zurueck.de $1,656 topwin.de $1,104
herrenjacken.de $1,656 nartyaustria.pl $1,035
secop.eu $1,656 sanddorn.eu $1,035
glascom.de $1,642 firehost.co.uk $1,000
updt.me $1,642 pain.tv $1,000
amor.pe $1,600 swinge.rs $1,000
envacances.fr $1,587   

Drop.com.au posted ten more solid Australian ccTLD sales. BoatShow.com.au sold for $3,474, FootballClub.com.au scored $2,977, CarShows.com.au attracted $2,820 and Pumps.com.au provided $2,814. Razor.com.au shaved off $2,497, Irrigation.com.au sprinkled $1,821 and Badminton.com.au brought $1,489. Pest.com.au exterminated $1,488, SecurityAlarms.com.au sounded a $1,213 alert and Strings.com.au strummed $1,210

 Elsewhere, Bidets.de delivered $1,200 at MediaOptions.com. 

If there are country code extensions in our report that you are not familiar with, you can look up the nation each extension goes with here

Global Contenders (Non .com gTLDs: .biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .asia, .pro & .tel)

The non .com gTLDs had a quartet of five-figure sales this week led by JobHunt.org at $18,800 via NameJet. You saw the four sales at this level in the all extension section of this report earlier. The highest sale you haven't yet seen in this category is #5 Diagonal.net at $8,558 through the AfternicDLS. #6 Trekking.info (one of four .infos on the GC Top 20 Chart) was next at $7,590 at Sedo.

The .orgs had the most chart entries with eight, including #7 Bali.org, sold by Moniker/SnapNames for $7,500. The .nets were right behind with seven charted domains. .Asia also made the leader board with #14 (tie) Intranet.asia at $4,140

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Oct. 24:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Oct. 18, 2010 - Sun. Oct. 24, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Oct. 27, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. JobHunt.org $18,800 NameJet
2. Grammar.net $15,500 Sedo
3. Converse.net $15,000 AfternicDLS
4. Bookmakers.org $11,250 Sedo
5. Diagonal.net $8,558 AfternicDLS
6. Trekking.info €5,500 = $7,590 Sedo
7. Bali.org $7,500 Moniker/SnapNames/
DOMAINfest Europe
8. Luxus.info €4,100 = $5,658 Sedo
9. K1.org $5,500 NameJet
10. CommercialInsurance.org $4,850 Sedo

11. Kabul.org $4,588 AfternicDLS
12. Kacike.org $4,510 NameJet
13. Fahrraeder.org €3,001 = $4,141 Sedo
14.
tie
BGR.info $4,140 Sedo
14.
tie
Gebäudereinigung.net (IDN) €3,000 = $4,140 Sedo
14.
tie
Intranet.asia €3,000 = $4,140 Sedo
17. Autoreparatur.net €2,800 = $3,864 Sedo
18. Adresse.net $3,788 AfternicDLS
19. VVM.info $3,685 AfternicDLS
20. StoneCity.net $3,588 AfternicDLS

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were several dozen additional four-figure GC sales just off the chart. Moniker/SnapNames moved Kit.org at $3,133. They also sold InternetSpeedTest.net at $1,200 and MSX.net at $1,000.  

At NameJet, Idol.net nabbed $3,100, Cinefogo.org found $2,600 and WaterRightsConference.org went for $2,520. NameJet had 23 more four-figure non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,247 that are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,247
coreinitiative.org $2,433   dfi.net $1,410
regiments.org $2,433 aeroflot.org $1,300
burundiembassy-usa.org $2,100 coffeecup.net $1,300
physicianjobs.net $2,100 graphicdesigns.net $1,211
trails.net $2,054 polarbearsalive.org $1,211
lcr.org $1,877 reentrymediaoutreach.org $1,211
skat.org $1,610 sdsuniverse.info $1,111
foreclosurehomes.net $1,605 widc.org $1,111
afionline.org $1,600 energybars.net $1,011
gamezone.net $1,600 tender.net $1,011
quail.net $1,550 inarng.org $1,009
michiganepic.org $1,422  

At the AfternicDLS BuyMobile.net dialed up $3,000, DesignOnline.net drew $2,750 and GrayMatters.net grabbed $2,588

The AfternicDLS has 14 more non .com gTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,088. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS non .com gTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,088
kiely.org $2,088   theteaparty.net $1,088
winterurlaub.net $1,900 worldsfair.org $1,088
netshopper.net $1,888 positiveparenting.net $1,012
wimo.org $1,888 civicsource.org $1,000
taccim.org $1,870 ihin.org $1,000
mlfa.org $1,394 livelovelaugh.org $1,000
palmbeachjewelry.net $1,200 spoton.org $1,000

In another sale through their expanded promotion platform, the AfternicDLS used Sedo to sell RecoveryCoach.org for $1,112

At Sedo winners included Probiotics.info ($3,174), GOK.org ($3,000), Cellulite.info ($2,760) and Privat-Krankenversicherung.net ($2,759). SolarWaterHeating.net warmed up $2,400, OpenAnalytics.org discovered $2,150 and OnlineBachelorDegreePrograms.org conferred $2,000.

iScreen.net added $1,800, ADK.info found $1,794 and InternetProvider.org produced $1,725. TruckMarket.net drove off with $1,656, Discountzertifikate.info earned $1,379, Existenzgruender.info ground out $1,005 and Bookish.info banked $1,000

Elsewhere YummyNames teamed up with the AfternicDLS to sell DryMouth.org ($1,870), VSAT.net ($1,500) and AskAQuestion.org ($1,077)

Now that you're up to date on what happened over the past week, check out how the leaders stand year to date in all categories by visiting our Year To Date Charts page.

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